[Bioc-devel] running devel and release versions of R and bioc on mac os?

Kasper Daniel Hansen kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 17:34:19 CEST 2011

I do this routinely, but I access R from the terminal or from within
Emacs, using ESS.  I also compile R myself.

It is possible to do this using the Rgui by using the Rswitch
application, but that depends quite a bit on how you install R-devel
(installer (is that possible?), compile or untar compiled code).
However, using Rswitch you will only ever have a single R running.  If
you want to run them side by side I think you need to modify stuff
(which I do and which is not that hard).

This seems like a reasonable request so I wonder what other people do
(although I predict most people will say compile from source).


On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Paul Shannon
<pshannon at systemsbiology.org> wrote:
> Are there any special techniques you can advise me of, for installing and running two concurrent R/bioc versions installed on Mac OS?
> I wish to have the latest build of the devel version without sacrificing the current release as well.
> Thanks,
>  - Paul
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